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1 hours ago
Topic:
Hotkeys not working correctly

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Hotkeys not working correctly
You are right. SyMenu is not aggressive in managing its shortcuts/hotkeys.
What you are reporting is only one of the weakness of this feature in SyMenu.
Another one is that SyMenu, running in normal mode, is not able to steal a shortcut to a program that is running in elevate mode.

I perfectly know that but, since rewriting the entire hooking system is an huge task, it's not a priority in this moment sorry. We are not a large team here smile

My advise: use uncommon key combinations for your programs or use another program more aggressive with the keyboard shortcut, such as Clavier+ that is available in the SyMenu suite.

Why am I using the shortcut term instead of hotkey?
Because the shortcuts in SyMenu were introduced as accelerators available in the contextual menu. Later I extended this feature to allow its use system wide but the name remained.
19 hours ago
Topic:
Hotkeys not working correctly

peterbonge
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I'm just testing SyMenu for the first time I have a problem with program hotkeys:

If I set up a hotkey I expect that this hotkey works only with SyMenu and nowhere else, but that's not the case.
If I e.g. set up a program hotkey to Ctrl+Shift+N and use this hotkey while the Windows Explorer is active the Explorer creates a new folder and SyMenu starts the corresponding program.

(And the hotkey feature shouldn't be called "shortcut".)
1 days ago
Topic:
SyMenu.exe is gone

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: SyMenu.exe is gone
IMHO it's a typical Windows Defender behavior.
Check if it is active and just in case if it quarantined SyMenu.
2 days ago
Topic:
SyMenu.exe is gone

nogo
nogo
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nogo
nogo
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Topic: SyMenu.exe is gone
Hello,

so far I've not found any kind of mechanism when and why, but from time to time the "SyMenu.exe" is gone. It is not in Kaspersky Quarantine,
not in the "Wastebin", just gone without notice. I can copy the "SyMenu.exe" from the download zip and then it works again.

Sorry, to be so unprecise, but I've also not found a logfile.

I've never encountered this behavior with any other software on this PC:

Win10 64bit Core i5- 3570 8GB Ram

regards,

nogo
2 days ago
Topic:
New SyMenu Version 6.01

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: New SyMenu Version 6.01
Hi guys.
...and the new version is finally here.

If you read the beta version announcement, you already know what are the new features:
  • The SPS installation process has been lightened
  • Every item launched through SyMenu is managed first by the extension manager
  • The label color becomes customizable in the SyMenu themes
  • Bug fix. I fixed all the problem due to the annoying GDI leak (https://www.ugmfree.it/Forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=494#post1897)
An important thing I want to make clear here, is the SyMenu reliability.
Before every release I check the two SyMenu packages (zip and exe) with VirusTotal.com.
My intention is to release every version without being recognize as a threat by the main antivirus software.

This version was found perfectly clean but some users start to report issues with an AV not implemented by VirusTotal (Windows Defender).
If you are in this situation, please report the false positive to your AV producer and not to me. In this way you'll help SyMenu and all the other users.

Thank you.
6 days ago
Topic:
Broken apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Broken apps
Just released a new beta fixing the download for Caustic, HandBrake, InkScape.
7 days ago
Topic:
Broken apps

Gianluca
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Topic: Broken apps
- Cubic Explorer
has been removed. The program is no longer supported by its author.

- DevProject Manager
- OW Shredder
- Uninstall Cleaner
are now working. Refresh your definitions and try to install them again.

- Caustic
- HandBrake
- InkScape
need a SyMenu new release. In a few days you'll have another beta version where these programs will work. Then I'll release the major version. So please be patient.

I've just alerted the editors for:
- Easy Service Optimizer
- WordWeb
- FreeArc
- Windows Privacy Tweaker
- Ultimate Windows Tweaker
- Ultimate Windows Tweaker for Windows 8

Regarding:
- Stella
- XnSketch
- XnRetro

the error is caused by a slow reply from the hosting web site. Try again and eventually again. They'll be downloaded before or after.

Thank you for your report
7 days ago
Topic:
Broken apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Broken apps
Ummm... you are right I should create a button to export the log from the window.
7 days ago
Topic:
Broken apps

tosiabunio
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tosiabunio
tosiabunio
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Topic: Broken apps
Unfortunately, Ctrl-C doesn't work in the update window. Re-writing all that by hand is error prone and extremely time consuming. Screenshot is much easier and faster at the moment.
7 days ago
Topic:
Broken apps

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: Broken apps
Sure. You can post a simple program names list instead of screenshot. Anyway I'm on it.
7 days ago
Topic:
Broken apps

tosiabunio
tosiabunio
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tosiabunio
tosiabunio
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Topic: Broken apps
I couldn't install the following apps:



The problems are mostly 404, some SPS errors (lack of secure connection), a few back packages. Is it a better way to report these?
8 days ago
Topic:
New SyMenu Beta Version 6.01

Gianluca
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Gianluca
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Topic: New SyMenu Beta Version 6.01
Hi.
Someone reported that this beta version is detected as a false positive from Windows Defender... again... as in the 2016...
This is the analysis from VirusTotal https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/38d3ca821c25857c66304b0ea6df0ce15e885cd4d4c888f3dede3c18ab3df8ec/detection which definitely asserts that SyMenu is a good guy.
If someone reports the false positive to MS, I'll be grateful.
8 days ago
Topic:
New SyMenu Beta Version 6.01

Gianluca
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Topic: New SyMenu Beta Version 6.01
Hi guys.
The new beta version is here.


These are the new features:
  • The SPS installation process has been lightened
  • Every item launched through SyMenu is managed first by the extension manager
  • The label color becomes customizable in the SyMenu themes
  • Bug fix. I fixed all the problem due to the annoying GDI leak (https://www.ugmfree.it/Forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=494#post1897)

Hope you will enjoy it.

2017.10.11 version 6.01.6493
- Fix to allow the download of certain SPS

http://www.ugmfree.it/Public/SymenuBeta/SyMenu.6.01.6493.beta.zip
edited by Gianluca on 11/10/2017
12 days ago
Topic:
Issue with the latest update of symenu

Gianluca
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Topic: Issue with the latest update of symenu
Ok guys.
Thanks to the tosiabunio report I discover a GDI leak in SyMenu. This is the situation just after the crash.



SyMenu reaches the GDI limit per process (10.000) and Windows refuses to grant it more. SyMenu, hurted, can only crash.

The next version (6.01) will solve this issue but in the meanwhile I found a workaround for any of you in this situation:
- go to the program Options
- go to the tab Structure
- add to the menu structure, left hand side, the My Computer element. You can put it wherever you want.
- save the new structure and the leak disappears.

How do you know you are in this situation?
Simply monitor the process with the Windows Task Manager or with Process Explorer by Sysinternals and check the GDI objects just before the crash.

The MagnusT issue is different from tosiabunio's one and I'm on it. Stay tuned.
13 days ago
Topic:
Issue with the latest update of symenu

Gianluca
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Topic: Issue with the latest update of symenu
I'm working with tosiabunio to solve this bug, don't worry. Anyway I will contact you in private ASAP to have more details.
13 days ago
Topic:
Issue with the latest update of symenu

tosiabunio
tosiabunio
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The problem seems to be related to exhausting GDI objects because of some leak. The developers are on it. You could increase the default limit (10000) via registry edit to something bigger (but system wide limit jest 37000 or something).
13 days ago
Topic:
Issue with the latest update of symenu

MagnusT
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I have the same problem with a freshly downloaded v6.00.6406. If I tick a lot of boxes only a handful will download and then download just stops with no message or anything. By clicking on Apply all the download continues from where it left off. I managed to get all Sysinternals programs downloaded with a few restarts of Apply all but with Nirsoft I have had over fifteen stops and I'm still just halfway through the download list.

I also had one or two full on crashes.
16 days ago
Topic:
Issue with the latest update of symenu

Gianluca
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Topic: Issue with the latest update of symenu
Ok let's continue this chat in private. I have a proposal for you to solve the problem.
18 days ago
Topic:
Issue with the latest update of symenu

tosiabunio
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I did a clean install. The problem quickly reappeared when I started to download first batch of apps. It works for some time, then download window is gone and apps menu starts showing different set of display problems and finally crashes.
18 days ago
Topic:
Issue with the latest update of symenu

Gianluca
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Topic: Issue with the latest update of symenu
What?!?!? The WinContig icon disappeared and then the whole application crashed...
It really seems a memory overflow but .NET is not subjected to this kind of problem, unless the developer made a sever error... But in this case the problem will be more and more common.
Have you already tried the whiggs solution?

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